Proclamation - June as Pride Month

WHEREAS June is recognized in Canada as Pride Month - a time to celebrate the contributions of persons from the 2SLGBTQ+ community, and increase efforts to build awareness;

AND WHEREAS the Ontario Human Rights Act prohibits all forms of discrimination, including those on the grounds sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expressions;

AND WHEREAS the Strategy for Belonging promotes equity, diversity and inclusion;

AND WHEREAS the Municipality’s vision is “a community of communities where all people belong”;

AND WHEREAS the Township of McNab/Braeside acknowledges and celebrates the contributions of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, to the social, cultural and economic wellbeing of all Ontarians;

AND WHEREAS the recognition of Pride is integral to fostering belonging, increasing public awareness of 2SLGBTQ+ community, their, contribution to community and layers of discrimination;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT I, Mayor Tom Peckett, do hereby proclaim the month of June 2022 to be Pride Month. I encourage residents, businesses, and community